Meet The Hub's current staff! We are comprised of full time staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. No matter your academic need, we have people who can help!

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The University of Illinois Springfield is pleased to announce that The Learning Hub has been awarded certification as a Level 1 certified tutor training program by the internationally recognized College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

For more than thirty years CRLA has been a leader in learning assistance, reading, and academic support programs with almost 1,300 members and over 2,000 certified training programs worldwide.

The Learning Hub has worked hard to develop a tutor training program that meets CRLA’s rigorous standards and has successfully completed the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) peer review process. Achieving certification means that The Learning Hub has met CRLA’s high standards for tutor selection, training, direct service, and evaluation as an integral part of their overall tutoring program.

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The UIS community can obtain help in a variety of ways:

  • through one-on-one appointments
  • though supplemental instruction
  • through workshops
  • accessing the online handouts and tutorials
  • visiting The Hub in person for handouts
  • requesting a class visit
  • walk-in tutoring events
  • and more

The Learning Hub’s Mission Statement

The Learning Hub provides a friendly, welcoming environment for all UIS students to work toward succeeding in their academic coursework. All students are assured courteous, diplomatic and confidential assistance. Our staff has pledged to nurture and respect students academically using tried-and-true approaches to teaching and learning.

The Learning Hub’s Vision Statement

The Learning Hub helps to improve student recruitment and retention through offering students, who are willing to work and to study, the highest quality, courteous academic support in all academic areas. The Learning Hub will seek to grow and to improve the quality of our services to meet the ever-changing needs of the UIS student population.

History of The Learning Hub

learning center illustration showing two people in a tutoring room and two people studying with their books in the adjacent lounge area

From 1995 until the transformation of the university from an upper division school to a four-year institution in 2001, the core and tertiary missions of the CTL remained fundamentally unchanged. Since the 1970s and well into the 2000s, the CTL has played a crucial role in assisting graduate students in the development of their Master’s theses. With UIS’s shift to a four-year institution, the CTL’s function has changed its focus to undergraduates, but maintains its service to all students at all levels. With the advent of the Center for Academic Success in March 2014, the Center for Teaching and Learning updated its name to The Learning Hub, or The Hub for short, and continues in its mission to help all UIS students succeed in their academic coursework. As of Fall 2019, the Center for Academic Success has undergone a transition to the Center for Academic Success and Advising, and The Learning Hub continues to adapt to the changes to fully support our students in their academic success.

To reflect the learning center’s 1970s staff and space, see the mural [to the right] painted by one of our former employees.